Budget 2017 – Chancellor’s beer duty freeze a boost for British beer and pubs

Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget speech, BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds said: “The Chancellor’s decision to freeze beer duty and cancel his planned rise is an early Christmas present for beer drinkers and pubgoers worth £117 million this year and in subsequent years. It will secure over 3,000 jobs in pubs and the wider beer supply chain that would otherwise have been lost. This real-terms duty cut shows he has listened to our campaign and the concerns of pubs and pubgoers, and a...


Election 2017 – BBPA manifesto urges all parties to back policies for unlocking growth and investment in British beer and pubs

With the general election just weeks away, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has published a manifesto for the brewing and pub industry outlining its...



Pubs carrying huge tax burden from business rates, new report shows

Britain’s pubs carry one of the heaviest tax burdens in the UK economy, says a new report from Oxford Economics for the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).


BBPA and Pub & Bar magazine announce partnership for Annual Dinner and Awards

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and Pub & Bar magazine have announced a leading industry partnership to deliver the BBPA Annual Dinner and Awards 2015.


BBPA comments on NGO’s decision to leave European Alcohol and Health Forum

Commenting on the decision of several NGOs to leave the European Al...


Queen’s Speech - BBPA welcomes prospect of deregulation and Business Rates reform

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds comments on the Queen’s Speech


BBPA welcomes Select Committee tourism report

The BBPA has welcomed today’s report from the Culture Media and Spo...


Beer duty – brewers and pubs toast “Hat-trick Hero” Chancellor

Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, comments on the penny cut in beer duty just announced in the Budget


Business rates review - BBPA comments

Brigid Simmonds comments on the Government’s announcement that it has confirmed it will be conducting a review of business rates in England


Rates revaluation - pubs must act quickly to avoid fines and red tape, warns BBPA

The BBPA is alerting publicans that they need to act quickly in response to a looming letter from the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) about their rateable valuation


VisitEngland to become stand-alone body for English tourism and focus on supporting new tourism experiences

VisitEngland will formally separate from VisitBritain and VisitEngland, creating a truly independent body for England which puts the UK’s biggest tourism market on a par with other UK nations.


Alcohol consumption per head down again in 2014 – but remarkable cheer for beer adds to ‘overwhelming’ case for beer duty cut

New figures out today show that the amount Britons drink has fallen yet again, by 0.3 per cent in 2014 - for the eighth year in the past ten.

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